1966 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Combining the racing-style chassis of the defunct Corvette SS
concept with a new, highly-styled fiberglass body gave the original
Sting Ray concept model the sleek, muscular style of a classic
muscle car. Built to take on the soon-to-be-banned
manufacturer-sponsored professional racing circuit, and although
certainly capable on the track, (at least enough to take a Sports
Car Club of America National Championship in 1960), the Sting Ray
concept was eventually retired from racing and significantly
modified with the addition of a passenger's seat, among other
things, and displayed as a show car. Also driven by Mitchell as his
personal car on weekends, this model had a lasting and profound
effect on the design and styling of future Corvette models to come
- starting with the C2 model line in 1963 through 1967, which
actually bore the Sting Ray nameplate. This line boasted the
now-classic muscle car look of peaked fenders, a short tail, and a
For consignment, a numbers matching C2 Stingray. With its sharklike
pointed nose, hood stinger, peaked fenders, and snubbed rear, one
can easily see the similarity to the ocean predator from which it
is aptly named. Presenting in absolutely great condition overall,
this car has been lovingly cared for and maintained by our
consigner couple for the past 36 years and remains mostly original.
Excellent exterior, and re-upholstered interior, and styling to die
One look at this roadster's silky Silver Pearl aesthetics, of which
a mere 10 percent of the stingers came with this color for the 1966
model year, is sure to make even the most jaded blue oval
aficionados stop and take notice. At the front of the car,
bullet-style marker lights, show worthy split bumpers, and a red,
white and black cross-flag emblem cage a stainless egg crate
grille. Behind that grille, a new-for-1966 "Corvette STING RAY"
emblem adorns a sculpted, big block-exclusive stinger hood. At the
sides of that hood, traditional door handles and simple heat
extractors ride between ornate fender emblems, dent-free rocker
trim and an optional power antenna. Opposite that antenna, a chrome
bowtie mirror reflects fresh stainless trim, which traces
factory-tint glass under a newer black vinyl top. And behind that
vinyl, 2-tone taillights illuminate a chrome-trimmed fuel filler
and second "Corvette STING RAY" emblem above a chrome-trimmed tag
bracket, two more show worthy bumpers dual rear exit exhaust pipes.
Overall, this car is an excellent presentation.
With its iconic double brow dash, which presents in very good
condition, nice and clean in the instrument front, and center
console, all is looking good, and has all panels showing straight
as arrows and very clean. It's all correct here even the vertically
mounted radio, and chromed shifter. Buckets are black vinyl and are
also in good condition with inner tuck and roll stitched vinyl and
smooth outer bolsters. Carpeting is a beautiful black and very
clean with bowtie ribbed rubber floor mats protecting these rugs.
Door panels are pristine and original looking. An amalgamation of
round chrome bezel gauges, and 60's styled chrome knobs and pulls,
all fronted by a wood rimmed steering wheel. This car's interior is
All numbers matching here with the 427ci V8, topped by a single
4-barrel Holley carb, which is courtesy a 1967 'Vette. Muncie
provides a 4-speed manual transmission strapped on the back.
Consignors state the engine underwent a total rebuild in the late
90's, and it is looking spiffy under that stinger hood. Adorned in
GM red/orange paint for the block and valve coverings and a chromed
air cleaner covering. We can see power steering is on and a dual
pot master cylinder put the hooks on with an upgrade to power
Nice patina and solid framing, floor pans and rockers all
unremarkable. This car sports power disc brakes on all 4 corners
and is sturdy underneath. Handling is from front independent coil
springs, and rear sports independent suspension with a frame
mounted differential unit, double universal jointed tubular axles,
and a transverse multi leaf spring.
Our consignors state they have had a multitude of enjoyable
experiences with this car and when you get behind the wood rimmed
wheel, one can definitely see why. It fired right up, and those 427
cubes have limitless power to put on the asphalt. Handling is on
the rails and braking as described now power is bias free for the
Beautiful design, excellent fiberglass and supple leather along
with a powerful rebuilt 427ci numbers matching mill, and we have a
silver streak in our midst that can put plenty of trophies on your
mantle, as well as a smile on your face.
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
127276-Sequential Unit Number
K25-July 25th Build
STYLE 66 467-1966 Corvette Convertible
BODY S8775-St Louis Body #
TRIM STD-Black Vinyl
PAINT 986AA-Silver Pearl
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.